ExAMPLE 4 descendinG and ascendinG chords
Ronny’s chord knowledge was pretty extensive, as demonstrated in this example. Fundamentally it creates interest over a static chord progression (here Dm to F/G) but the approach taken is a little different - the upper step-wise melody was created first and then this was turned into chords derived from the D Dorian scale. Although this may be a new approach to chord building for you, it focuses you more specifically on melodic content rather than just chord shapes that get the job done. Needless to say, standard chord playing will seem pretty pedestrian after travelling down this path.